The BA Fashion Design in the University of Bedfordshire focuses on creativity and contemporary fashion design practices, which is underpinned by cultural, social, commercial, environmental, political, and conceptual ideas. You will create fashion collections using our industry-standard manufacturing facilities, as well as digital textile printing, laser cutting and 3D printing. As part of our Industry Speaker series, you will meet designers, artists, editors, curators and recruiters on a weekly basis. Through our close links with the industry, you will work on live briefs and competitions. Students will also get the opportunity to join our regular international trips to visit trade fairs and galleries as well as explore world fashion with the Go Global programme run by the university. The range of the fashion industry is reflected in this course, which encourages you to experiment with designs, materials and garment making processes while increasing your knowledge of the latest textile technologies and processes.
You will develop your own individual style as you explore related disciplines such as photography, screen-printing and illustration, and will also have the opportunity to respond to real industry briefs and implement live projects with leading fashion designers. The BA Fashion Design in the University of Bedfordshire also looks at the relationship between fashion design, history and contemporary debates in fashion and the wider visual world, a relationship that will allow you to explore your own creative direction. If you have completed an appropriate foundation degree or HND, you can join this course at stage three.
We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. In order to achieve 16 years of education equivalence from Higher Education Commission Pakistan, it is essential to have completed 12 years of local education (Metric/Intermediate) or 8 O-levels and 3 A-levels. In other instances, you will normally need to have the following:
Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: firstname.lastname@example.org Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.
Year 1 – Level 4
|Context and Ideas Compulsory||Fashion Design: Exploring Materials and Methods Compulsory|
|Introducing Studio Practice Compulsory||Thinking Through Making Compulsory|
Year 2 – Level 5
|Collaborative Enterprise Compulsory||Context and Meaning Compulsory|
|Developing Professional Practice Compulsory||Fashion Design: Developing Materials and Methods Compulsory|
Year 3 – Level 6
|Creative Futures Compulsory||Critical and Creative Contexts Compulsory|
|Final Major Project: Fashion Design Compulsory|
A range of appropriate assessments will enable you to grow in confidence and demonstrate your acquisition of knowledge and skills. The formative and summative assessment methods used across the course include:
The assessments will develop incrementally across the course and allow you to gain skills, confidence and knowledge, receive feedback and develop, thus allowing you to implement this knowledge and feedback into subsequent assessments. At the end of the course, completion of the assessments will demonstrate your ability to analyse current art and design practice in relation to Fashion Design – and communicate this, in both written and visual formats, as well as demonstrate a range of transferable skills relevant to your professional employability.
The University of Bedfordshire fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:
We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.
Employability skills are integrated into the course and provide you with an awareness of the real-world context of the creative industries in general and Fashion Design in particular. You will be helped to develop a strategy for obtaining appropriate employment at the end of your course. Professional practice will be emphasised as part of all learning, with a work-related learning unit that will especially help you to become more focused on managing your career. You will be helped with the preparation of a professional portfolio, including a CV and social media skills needed to promote yourself in a social-mediated art and design world.
By covering a breadth of topics, you’ll have your pick as to which career path to choose upon graduating. Whilst studying, you’ll:
Typical graduate destinations for Fashion Design students include:
On completing BA Fashion Design in the University of Bedfordshire, study further at Masters level (Level seven), for example, MA Fashion Design, Promotion, Styling and Accessories.
The BA Fashion Design in the University of Bedfordshire is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources as well as the University of Bedfordshire BREO/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and UOB.